My name is Ivan Camilo Gutierrez Hernandez, but I am already tired of typing that out so you can just call me Ivan. I was born in Bogota, Colombia but moved to the US at a young age. When I was younger I always found comfort in books and poured myself into my reading. flight was always a favorite topic of mine and I was always interested in learning how machines worked and the physics that drives them. This led me to study Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Throughtout my time at UF I was actively involved in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student chapter and continue my work now in the professional chapter locally. I do not think I would be in the situation I am now without the mentors throughout my life that have guided me along the way, So if you are reading this and would like career advice do not be afraid to reach out. After college I moved out to Seattle, Washington where I work for Boeing as a structural analysis engineer for airframe supporting primary and secondary structures. Currently I am working for PAR (Presidential Aircraft Replacement) Program. I am a avid believer in life long learning and I am constantly researching topics that interest me and trying to develop my skills. I am also very lucky to work for a great company where I have been able to learn a lot about finite element analysis and mechanics of materials. The first few post in my blog will be very technical as I document some of the knowledge I have gained throughout my career. I am also begining to build my own homelab and will document my progress in this field as I go along. This site will mainly be used for documenting my projects and research.